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omegas3
Is it an android you are or are you a quasar?
09:57 AM on 01/06/2013
Having the basic essentials of life is more important than toys
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Silver Star
09:56 AM on 01/06/2013
I know some families that didn't buy toys this year because there were a ton of stores collecting toys for them...Toys for Tots, etc. Plus kids don't need a bunch of toys...one or two toys is about all any kid needs. When I was little kids got one or two toys for Christmas and we were happy with them. We learned to appreciate what we did get and we didn't feel bad that there wasn't a pile of toys stacked under the tree. People today think more is better but that's not the case. Now as an adult, I appreciate things so much more than I would have if I had been given a lot of things as a kid.
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54Cheyenne
Failure plus excuses doesn't equal success.
09:27 AM on 01/06/2013
"I want to raise taxes on the rich - they can afford it" . ... hmmmm, just one among the other lies and deceptions used to get into the oval office.
09:48 AM on 01/06/2013
Jealous?
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54Cheyenne
Failure plus excuses doesn't equal success.
09:55 AM on 01/06/2013
Nope. Observant . . . and gloating. All those folks who bought in on the deceptions are awfully quiet.
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lassefaire
Ascendo tuum
01:26 PM on 01/06/2013
You know why they get rich right. Hard work is such a timeless excuse for it and the least reason for being rich and staying rich. CONNING AND GUTTING OTHER PEOPLE IS?
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somepeoplecallmethestig
Coffee is for closers.
10:04 AM on 01/06/2013
What I hate is the peopel the some how think if you raise taxes on the rich, the lives of the poor will improve. Its a strange way to think.
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Savage Saint Roger
Card Carrying Liberal
11:00 AM on 01/06/2013
When taxes on the rich were lowered the number of poor sure increased.
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usamade
09:25 AM on 01/06/2013
Those kids might just grow up to be better adults than the ones that got iphones for Christmas.
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gospelhorn
Science and Logos
09:57 AM on 01/06/2013
Good point.
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Silver Star
09:57 AM on 01/06/2013
I agree with you.
09:20 AM on 01/06/2013
Newsflash: There's millions of people in this country who do not have disposable incomes anymore especially hourly workers ! Most people now wrestle with what bills to pay versus which ones to let slide !

People are now dipping into money for other uses to buy gas or to get food etc ! Just because some aren't struggling financially doesn't mean its that way for most of us !

My house and one other was the only homes decorated with Xmas lighting ! Things are not the way they once were !

Employers along with stymieing pay are now forcing people to finance their own retirements, insurance premiums have gone up, and people working without pay raises so they are stretching the same dollars to cover increasing costs to home energy, food, gas etc !
09:08 AM on 01/06/2013
Chains like this are frequented by illegal aliens. I think many of them went home.
08:51 AM on 01/06/2013
economy strengthening? That's a hoot....

only according to media bias..............................
08:49 AM on 01/06/2013
So what happens to our economy when a large portion of customers are paid so low that they don't have enough to buy goods and services? They stop buying, of course. What happens to the economy when the majority of the people stop buying? It sinks, of course.

The Republican answer: Tax cuts for the rich and austerity for everyone else.

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08:52 AM on 01/06/2013
yes, what's wrong with the picture is the libs wanting to spend spend spend...................

you end up broke.
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jjimmymack
09:47 AM on 01/06/2013
Bush almost broke us but the libs are bringing the economy back dragging the cons kicking and screaming. Hopefully the people will force them to start trying to help instead of obstruct for their own personal gain.
09:49 AM on 01/06/2013
You should talk to the Republican Congress about how Republican Congress really like to spend other people's money.
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gospelhorn
Science and Logos
10:03 AM on 01/06/2013
Baloney! The wage crisis in our country is primarily due to the loss of manufacturing jobs to cheap-labor countries, not to fast-food chains and discount retailers wo are paying more to their employees now than ever before. Blame the politicians who supported the faulty trade agreements that have screwed us. Blame the politicians who have not acted upon Asian countries' manipulation of currencies. Don't be too quick to blame employers of low-skill workforces as they are only continuing to do what they have always done. The loss of manufacturing jobs is the more direct culprit in this mess.
02:11 PM on 01/06/2013
I do.  Republican and Democrats alike.
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NOCELL
Hang Up and DRIVE!!
08:34 AM on 01/06/2013
Newsflash..........year after year does it "not" get worse and more "expensive" to purchase or do any dayum thing in this country????
07:16 AM on 01/06/2013
I would consider the fact that less people are buying their kids gifts at the family dollar to be a GOOD sign for the economy
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haval2
what to say?
07:02 AM on 01/06/2013
Neither candidate really knows this...the question is who really cares? it is very sad.
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sonoflars
Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional
06:32 AM on 01/06/2013
Poverty is headed up and government help is headed down. It's going to get ugly and I don't see anyway to avoid it. Two minimum wage jobs in a family of 4 isn't a living wage.
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Bluesue
10:59 AM on 01/06/2013
And the government (taxpayers) actually subsidize those companies and enable them to pay those low wages and pocket the profits. It's ridiculous when huge companies like Wal-Mart advise their employees on how to apply for Medicaid and Food Stamps because they pay their employees so little the employees cannot pay for these things.

When Republicans complain about too many people using these programs, they should consider it a corporate subsidy that enables these companies to pay low wages and pocket huge profits.
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Savage Saint Roger
Card Carrying Liberal
11:08 AM on 01/06/2013
Some manufacturing is starting to come home from China. ONe exec i heard interviewed on NPR said they realized that they should never have left. He said wages were no longer the issue they once were.
I figured all along that once the unions were busted, the bosses would bring the work back. We'll see, eh?
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RubyToday
06:09 AM on 01/06/2013
This is an excellent time to see Christmas for what it's supposed to be about. An also good time for families to enjoy the spirit, decorations and simply being with loved ones. You can't put a price on that. We've been simplifying Christmas more every year and have gained more peace. I have no desire to go back to fretting over what to buy for whom. I watch some people totally stress out over gift buying, cooking tons of foods, etc. And, they're really not even enjoying their holiday. Sad.
09:50 AM on 01/06/2013
I really, really think you missed the point of the article.
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RubyToday
08:16 PM on 01/15/2013
Yeah....and I think you don't have a f**king clue. So, what?
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Silver Star
10:00 AM on 01/06/2013
You said it best. I too have simplified Christmas in order to not stress out about it. I buy my sister gift cards to go out to eat because she normally won't go out because of the cost. It's something that she really likes and it also helps the economy. Less stress for me as well...it's a win win.
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ibsteve2u
Someone who cares - to his unending regret
04:43 AM on 01/06/2013
"Clearly [our customers] don't have as much for discretionary purchases as they once did," he said, citing economic pressures like gas prices and rising payroll taxes.

Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled to see - after a temporary layoff (what, the holiday spirit? No...uncertainty over whether or not tax policy would change to favor the American people instead of the few.) - the big banks and HNWIs again jacking up the private taxes they levy via the crude oil and wholesale gasoline commodities markets the last 10 days.
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lifehub
I don't answer (to) libs.
04:36 AM on 01/06/2013
Ya can't eat toys for dinner nor will it help pay bills.